The Jesuits in Timor Leste welcome a new priest.

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The Society of Jesus in Timor Leste is blessed with another pastor on the ordination of Fr. Albino Ribeiro Gonçalves, SJ a priest on the 28th of June 2018, in the municipality of Liquiça.   The occasion was graced by the presence of the Jesuits and local clergy, families and friends of Albino, students and staff of Jesuit schools, partners of the Jesuits in various apostolates as well as local authorities and parishioners of Liquiça. A beaming crowd of two thousand attended the ceremony held in the grounds of the parish church. The ordination rite was officiated by Dom Norbeto do Amaral, DD of the Diocese of Maliana.

Fr. Albino was born on 14th of June 1982 in Pissu Craic, Lauhata, Bazartete, Liquiça. He belongs to a large family of 14 siblings.   He joined the Society of Jesus on the 22nd of April 2005. He finished his philosophy degree from Ateneo de Manila University, in the Philippines and finished his Theological studies in Faculdade Jesuita de Filosofia e Teologia, Belo Horzonte, Brazil. He received his diaconal ordination in the same school in 2017.

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The ordination of a new Jesuit priest

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In a couple of days, the Jesuítas em Timor Leste will be celebrating the ordination of a new Jesuit priest. Deacon Albino Gonçalves will be ordained on June 28 in Liquiça. Please pray for our brother Albino as he grows in his witness of faith and desire to serve the Lord.

The Blessing and Inauguration of Instituto de Brito

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Instituto de Brito as a Jesuit institution for higher education in Timor Leste, was established in 2015 with the aim of producing new generations of teachers who have professional competence and deep ethical grounding. The vision is to provide the education sector in the country a big boost by providing the much needed leadership in education. Before moving into the newly built campus, the institute had to sort of ‘hover’ from one place to another. The school started by using the space in Casa Gonzaga for more than a year. Then it had to settle for a while in Colegio de Loiola for another year before finally getting its permanent nest in Kasait just beside Colegio de Loiola.

The new campus definitely calls for a ceremonial inauguration. The event was held on two separate days, 30th of April and the 3rd of May 2018. The inauguration was held earlier as the Minister of Education himself could not make it on the 3rd of May. The blessing was formally held on the 3rd of May.

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